Yes but we called then plimsoles.Please don't ask me why
That's the 'posh' word for them! In Glasgow, we almost had two different languages. The posh people would say things like "Oh Jeck you het's beshed flet!" and the ordinary folk [like masel'] would say things like "Saperty it Jack's hoos ranite! Sgonny be a rerrterr! Jist bring a boa'le!"